The way Parks incorporates hip-hop is a crucial part of that feeling. On tracks like "Paid" and "Goldencity," she puts together gentle found-sound beats that sound lived-in and familiar, like highlights from some old Los Angeles beat tape. And her violin, soaring but rarely flashy, adds another homely element. The plucked strings on "Paid" make the production feel taut and funky, while on the standout, "Come Meh Way," her violin bridges the gap between American folk tradition and East African music.
There's something comfortable about Parks's music, as if you were listening in the home studio where she recorded it. On "Oatmeal," a track that sounds like a groggy early morning, she coos, "If you want some oatmeal / I got you / Wake up," accompanied by beautiful violin melodies. It's a simple lyric that conveys an intimacy that eludes most electronic artists, wringing emotion out of something as trivial as making breakfast.